At 5/23/13 01:35 PM, Quarl wrote:
Also, I'm surprised with how my songs been going. I've been in a dire writers block as of late and this comp was exactly what I needed. Just one thing: I'm using samples from the female sample pack on this website. Seems legit. Kill me if I'm wrong. Regardless I'm still writing my song with them in there. Too perfect.
Yea dude that's legit, at least my understanding was if it's acceptable in the AP than it's acceptable in the contest (correct me if I'm wrong judges)
Royalty-free means by downloading you initialize a private licensing to yourself with free reign to use the samples as you see fit, the one exception to this would be to then re-distribute as a sample pack you made or by using the samples solely and not part of an overall composition (such as a pinging fx sound in a fighting game when your character punches, but if you used the ping as part of the background music IE in a track then that's fine).
I had to do a f*** ton of research before starting Tight Groove Recordings in order to prevent/ re-assure there'd be no legal issues down the road for any of my artists, so when signing contracts they had to agree to the above terms that all material used is either royalty-free of their own making. If they were to infringe copyright laws, their contracts become terminated and all legal backlash is their own baggage.